Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro- The Roof of Africa

‘Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.’- Barry Finlay

 

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa (19,340 feet or 5,895metres above sea level).  Although only 330 kms south of the Equator, on the northern boundary of Tanzania, its location on an open plain close to the Indian Ocean, and its great size and height, strongly influence the climate and this its vegetation, animal life and the climbing conditions.It is composed of three extinct volcanoes, Kibo 19, 340 ft (5,895 metres), Mawenzi 16, 896 ft (5,149 metres), and Shira 13,000 ft (3,962 metres).  It is also one of the worlds highest free-standing mountains.

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Roof of Africa: Climb Mt Kilimanjaro | 9 Days